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Each of three isomeric crystalline compounds present in coal-tar creosote, used as disinfectants.
- ‘Our results support the theory of toluene genotoxicity, under conditions of higher exposure, because the percentage of reactive metabolites finally biotransformed to cresols and benzyl mercapturic acid was very small.’
- ‘We measured unconjugated, glucuronic acid-conjugated, and sulfuric acid-conjugated cresols in the patient's biological fluids.’
- ‘Sebacic acid can be synthesized from phenols and cresols, but castor oil oxidation is considered a ‘greener’ process.’
- ‘Toilet and glass cleaners contain ammonia, cresol, ethanol, and phenol, all of which can irritate or burn your skin and lungs.’
Mid 19th century: from creosote + -ol.
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.